We mechanically tune the feedgap of a single gold bowtie antenna by precise nanomanipulation with the tip of an atomic force microscope. At the same time, its optical response is determined via dark-field scattering spectroscopy.
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(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
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(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, "Nanomechanical Control of an Optical Nanoantenna," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JMA3.
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